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Playwriting Competition Call for Submissions

13 December 2016

The Princeton Theatre Group

invites submission of scripts to be considered for the 2017

New Works Festival

Two categories

One-Act Scripts and Ten-Minute Plays

Winners will receive a staged reading by professional actors

during Festival 56, Illinois’ largest summer theatre festival.

The New Works Festival will also include a playwrights’ reception

and opportunities to receive feedback of the winning works.

No entry fee — No cash prizes

Timetable

  • Submission deadline: 1 March 2017
  • Winners will be notified by 1 May 2017
  • Production dates: August 4 and 5 2017

Competition Rules

  • Only complete scripts will be considered; no excerpts from longer works.
  • Scripts must be original, unpublished, and not previously produced.
  • Each playwright may submit only one script per category. It is possible for a playwright to win in both categories.
  • Competition is open to adult playwrights around the English-speaking world. No juvenile writers.
  • Target audience: adults, including young adults.
  • Genre: comedy, drama, tragedy, farce, hybrid; theatrical storytelling. No monologues, children’s plays, adaptations, or musicals.
  • Cast may contain any number of characters of any race, ethnicity, or gender.
  • Theme and subject matter are open; however, excessively strong language is discouraged.
  • Winners will grant Festival 56 and Princeton Theatre Group first production rights. Playwrights retain copyright.
  • At least one One-Act and up to six Ten-Minute scripts will be selected for staged readings. Total number of winners will depend upon the number and range of submissions.
  • The decision of the judges is final. Judges will not provide any written or verbal critiques.
  • Winning playwrights are strongly encouraged to attend their readings, although attendance is not a requirement for winning. If the playwright is present, a talkback with the audience and actors will immediately follow the reading of each script.

Criteria for selection

  • Well developed storyline within a short work
  • Natural and creative dialogue
  • Quality of writing and dramatic structure
  • Ability of script to connect with an audience

Submission Guidelines

  • Type script with 1-inch margins on all four edges, using a 12-point serif type such as Times New Roman, Palatino, or Courier.
  • Use standard script format including cast of characters, setting, etc.
  • Do NOT put your real name on your script! On the first page of the script, under the title, put a pen name of your choice.
    Use the script title as the name of this document.
  • Create a separate document giving your real name, address, email, phone, the title of your script, and either your real age or the statement “I am over 18.”
    Use your pen name as the name of this document.
    This document will not be opened until after winners have been selected.
  • Attach both the script document and the identifying document to an email as a Word doc, Pages doc, or PDF.
  • Send One-Act entries to Festival56oneact@gmail.com by 1 March 2017.
    Send Ten-Minute entries to Festival56tenmin@gmail.com by 1 March 2017.

For a list of winners, see the Festival 56 website after 1 May 2017.

Princeton Theatre Group

Grace Performing Arts Center

316 South Main Street

Princeton IL 61356

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Playwriting Competition Call for Submissions

9 January 2016

The Princeton Theatre Group invites submission of scripts to be considered for the 2016 New Works Festival

Two categories

One-Act Scripts and Ten-Minute Plays

Winners will receive a staged reading by professional actors

during Festival 56, Illinois’ largest summer theatre festival.

The New Works Festival will also include a playwrights’ reception

and opportunities to receive feedback of the winning works.

No entry fee — No cash prizes

Timetable

  • Submission deadline: 1 March 2016
  • Winners will be notified by 1 May 2016
  • Production dates: July 23 and 24, 2016

Competition Rules

  • Only complete scripts will be considered; no excerpts from longer works.
  • Scripts must be original, unpublished, and not previously produced.
  • Each playwright may submit only one script per category. It is possible for a playwright to win in both categories.
  • Competition is open to adult playwrights around the English-speaking world. No juvenile writers.
  • Target audience: adults, including young adults.
  • Genre: comedy, drama, tragedy, farce, hybrid; theatrical storytelling. No monologues, children’s plays, adaptations, or musicals.
  • Cast may contain any number of characters of any race, ethnicity, or gender.
  • Theme and subject matter are open; however, excessively strong language is discouraged.
  • Winners will grant Festival 56 and Princeton Theatre Group first production rights.

Playwrights retain copyright.

  • At least two One-Act and up to six Ten-Minute scripts will be selected for staged

readings. Total number of winners will depend upon the number and range of submissions.

  • The decision of the judges is final. Judges will not provide any written or verbal critiques.
  • Winning playwrights are strongly encouraged to attend their readings, although attendance is not a requirement for winning.
  • If the playwright is present, a talkbackwith the audience and actors will immediately follow the reading of each script.

Criteria for selection:

  • Well developed storyline within a short work
  • Natural and creative dialogue
  • Quality of writing and dramatic structure
  • Ability of script to connect with an audience

Submission Guidelines:

  • Type script with 1-inch margins on all four edges, using a 12-point serif type such as Times New Roman, Palatino, or Courier.
  • Use standard script format including cast of characters, setting, etc.
  • Do NOT put your real name on your script! On the first page of the script, under the title, put a pen name of your choice.

Use the script title as the name of this document.

  • Create a separate document giving your real name, address, email, phone, the title of your script, and either your real age or the statement “I am over 18.”

Use your pen name as the name of this document.

This document will not be opened until after winners have been selected.

  • Attach both the script document and the identifying document to an email as a Word

doc, Pages doc, or PDF.

For a list of winners, see the Festival 56 website after 1 May 2016.

Princeton Theatre Group

Grace Performing Arts Center

316 South Main Street

Princeton, IL 61356

www.festival56.com

Theatre InspiraTO’s Playwriting Contest

2 September 2013

Canada’s Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival: www.inspiratofestival.ca

The InspiraTO Theatre Festival, now entering its 9 th season, has produced 134 ten-minute plays to date. Each season over 100 theatre artists participate in Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival.

InspiraTO’s Ten-Minute Playwriting Contest is open to everyone without age or geographic restriction. You can only submit one play.  There is no submission fee.   

Deadline to submit a play:  Dec. 18, 2013 (midnight E.S.T.)

The creative challenge: The staging of the play must involve two or more dimensions i.e. fantasy & reality; fiction & history; past & present; living & dead; different psychological states (character & alter ego); spiritual & physical world;  reality & dream world; deaf & hearing; human & abstract; stage & breaking the fourth wall, etc.

For full details visit: http://www.inspiratofestival.ca/write-a-play.php

Call for Entries: Capital Repertory, Albany, NY Announces Next Act! New Play Summit 2

25 April 2013

Submissions are now being accepted for Capital Repertory Theatre’s NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT 2!

 

Next Act! is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work, and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s recent and future growth explosion in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” Next Act! takes place November 2nd thru 4th, 2013 and will feature readings of two never-before produced plays, one musical and special events throughout the weekend.Capital Rep is particularly interested in scripts that showcase world events as they impact the individual and society, highlighting the common threads that bind the American culture together in a world that is defined more and more by diversity. The theatre will give preference to character driven scripts that showcase technology’s impact on humanity. Accepting plays and musicals.
Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse plays welcome.
Comedy and Drama welcome!
(Please do not submit plays about the theatre.)

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations. Eligible musicals can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 6 characters. Accompaniment must be able to be provided by a pianist for the reading. Scripts that allow creative ways for execution in the intimate atmosphere of Capital Rep’s thrust stage are particularly welcome. (There is no limit on subject matter. Adaptations of literature welcome.) Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Thursday May 30, 2013

HOW TO SUBMIT

Plays: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions and the first 10 pages of their play with a photo/resume and bio. Musicals: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions, one sample scene and 3 songs (demo’s are acceptable). Music may be sent via CD or electronically. Playwrights should include a photo/resume and bio. Email your submission to Margaret Hall, Assistant to the Artistic Director, at mhall@capitalrep.org with NEXT ACT SUBMISSION in the subject line. A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected. Electronic submissions preferred. Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

Sanguine Theatre Company’s 3rd Annual Playwrighting Competition

29 October 2012
Sanguine Theatre Company announces our 3rd annual playwriting competition.
Project Playwright is a result of Sanguine’s love for playwrights and new
works. Once all submissions have been read a panel will select a number of
scripts from which Sanguine Theatre Company will produce a staged reading in
New York City of excerpts from the plays that will be determined by Sanguine
Theatre Company in collaboration with the playwrights. From there, a grand
prize winner will be chosen and have his or her play fully produced in a New
York City theatre along with opportunities to workshop their script.
*No submissions will be accepted after December 3, 2012 at 5pm EST
*A $5 non-refundable administrative fee is due at the time of submission. It can be paid through PayPal
*We are a contemporary theatre group looking for pieces that deal with contemporary issues,
and our target audience is generally in their 20’s to 30’s.
Please check out our website (http://www.sanguinenyc.com) to get a sense of who we are.
For details please visit:
http://sanguinenyc.com/blog/